Fidel Castro reappeared and spoke about the elections, Hugo Chavez and Cuba
Cuba, February 4, 2013
In Cuba, Fidel Castro reappeared to vote and spoke with local and international media for an hour and a half. Former Cuban leader went to vote in the elections that hold in suspense the Caribbean country.
So, Castro spoke of the recent elections, of President Hugo Chavez and the reforms undertaken by his brother Raul, who is in charge of the country.
“This election is not like in the U.S. where only a minority vote. We cannot let that happen ever, because here we are the people” he said.
About Hugo Chavez, who underwent a fourth operation for the cancer that was detected in June 2011, he said that “he is much better, recovering. It was a strong fight, but has been improving. We need to heal him. Chavez is very important for his country and for Latin America.”
Moreover, he dedicated a few words to his brother’s Raul reforms “we need to work on further development of the country, we must update the Cuban socialist model, modernize it without making mistakes.”
Finally, when a reporter asked him a message for young people, Fidel Castro joked: “Just tell them I have a lot of envy.”